Used as a universal approach, accountability delivers inconsistent productivity at best. At worst, it can accelerate ADHD burnout by adding to your overall stress. Let's talk about accountability and when it is—and isn’t—the best tool for the job so you can get stuff done without making yourself miserable.
Tactics are systems, processes and methods to help adults architect their environment for a healthier lifestyle with ADHD. What works for others probably doesn’t work for us (and even if it did we wouldn’t try it just because someone told us to). So when it doesn’t work we get creative and try something different because we see solutions where others see only problems.
I am starting the process of getting diagnosed, so at the moment, I have only been able to explore natural options. These are a few areas that I struggle with and some ways I have found to help me deal with them.
Working from home can be incredibly difficult at times with so many distractions (dogs, husband, chores, projects)! So to hack my ADHD I frequently use the body doubling method.
The definition of self-control is the ability to choose something other than your initial impulse in order to get something in the future that you want more. Here’s the thing. Self-control isn’t just self-control
To someone with ADHD, a daily routine can often mean the difference between success and failure. Routine provides an essential framework on which to build beneficial habits. These habits can benefit a person physically or mentally. Most typically we associate these routines with self-care but they can also be aligned with personal goals, relationship goals, or even professional goals.
Coping mechanisms are the strategies or skills people use to manage a problem. For people with ADHD these coping mechanisms help us manage life better.